PlayStation 3 firmware 4.20 incoming

Stereo headset support. Multi-copy your game saves.

Sony will release PlayStation 3 firmware version 4.20 tomorrow, which introduces a number of new features.

Here is a list of specs, posted earlier by a NeoGAF forum member:

  • When the wireless stereo headset (CECHYA-0080) is connected, you can now adjust the sidetone level for microphone audio. Select [Sidetone] under (Settings) > (Accessory Settings) > [Audio Device Settings].
    • Off: Disable microphone audio from the headset
    • 1-5: Enable microphone audio from the headset.
  • You can now set the amount of time until the system automatically turns off. Under (Settings) > (Power Save Settings) > [System Auto-Off] you will be able amend the time for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and for [Game/Other Features]:
  • Video/TV/Music/Photo – After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off
  • Game/Other Features – After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off
    • If you enabled [System Auto-Off] in system software prior to version 4.20, the selected time will be set for both [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [Game/Other Features].
    • The default settings are [After 4 Hours] for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [After 1 Hour] for [Game/Other Features].
  • Under (Games) > (Saved Data Utility (PS3)), you can now select multiple saved data items, and then either delete or copy them as a group.
    • You cannot use [Copy Multiple] to select data that is copy-protected.
    • Some saved data cannot be copied.
    • The upper right corner of the screen displays:
      • The number of saved data items that are selected.
      • The total number of saved data items.
      • The total file size of the saved data items that are selected.

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